Entry requirements

An upper second class (2:1) honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to provide you with further knowledge of the scientific concepts and procedures underpinning sport and exercise related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury and treatment. It will allow you to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the scientific study of sport and exercise related musculoskeletal health and performance including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, and kinesiology. You will have the opportunity to carry out in-depth and critical research in selected areas of interest.

By the end of the course, you will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • The structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system
  • Measurement tools and methods for assessing the musculoskeletal system
  • Common injury mechanisms of the musculoskeletal system, especially those that can occur during sport and exercise
  • The use of sport, exercise and clinical treatments in rehabilitating and improving the musculoskeletal system

This course is delivered from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands (NCSEM-EM), based at Loughborough University. The NCSEM-EM is an Olympic legacy funded project aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the nation. The course is delivered in conjunction with The University of Nottingham.

Programme Contact: Dr Daniel Fong, Dr Matthew Pain

Information for international students

Applicants applying are encouraged to enclose all relevant documentation, including evidence of any English language qualification. Please note that a final decision on their application will not be made until evidence of an acceptable English Language qualification (normally IELTS) has been received. For further information please contact the School (pg-ssehs@lboro.ac.uk)

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration

MSc / PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions